Criminal Justice

What is the BMCC/John Jay College Justice Academy?

The CUNY Justice Academy is a transfer-focused partnership that links the Criminal Justice A.A. Degree completed at Borough of Manhattan C.C. to Baccalaureate Degree Programs at John Jay College, provided that students meet academic requirements (GPA of 2.0 or above).

When you enroll at BMCC´s Criminal Justice Program you automatically receive dual admission into John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The first 60 credits of your college education are taken at BMCC, and your final 60 credits at the senior college.

Upon graduation from BMCC you will not only receive your Associate Degree´s Diploma. Once you satisfy BMCC’s degree requirements, you are granted automatic transfer into John Jay College, one of the most prestigious and selective colleges in the field of Criminal Justice nationwide.

Learn more about the CUNY Justice Academy

Why Criminal Justice at BMCC?

In the CRJ program at the Social Sciences and Human Services Department, you will find yourself in an academically stimulating environment, surrounded by highly committed and trained faculty. You will have guaranteed access to quality, yet affordable, college education at the heart of downtown Manhattan.

Our flexible schedule makes it possible for you to tailor your course selection around your personal responsibilities. For this purpose, we offer morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend course offering.

To help you succeed in your studies, we have an on-site childcare center, an Office of Veteran’s Affairs, peer tutoring and professional counselors at the Learning Center, and an Office of Accessibility to assist students with disabilities. There is a dynamic CRJ Student Club that meets weekly and holds numerous events, such as CRJ speaker series, a moot court, and related fieldtrips across New York City. Finally we have an annual Career Information Fair for CRJ students, and a comprehensive list of career planning services through the Career Development Center.

Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), some of the positions within the field of Criminal Justice are expected to grow at a faster than average rate in the United States. For example, detective positions are expanding, and there is a projected growth of 21% by 2020. As a CRJ major there are several career paths available to you. Among many others, you could choose between opportunities in law enforcement agencies, corrections, parole or probation, forensics, the courts, firefighting, juvenile delinquency, or pursue a law degree. Alternatively many of our majors decide to work in the area of advocacy or non-profit, assisting formerly incarcerated individuals in their reentry efforts, among others. The truth of the matter is that jobs in Criminal Justice are expected to continue increasing. Your college degree from BMCC is the foundation and starting point to launch your criminal justice career.

With your A.A. Degree in CRJ, you will qualify for the following positions:

With a Bachelor’s Degree in CRJ, you will be eligible for employment as:

Criminal Justice Program 2 Year Plan (2018-2019)

Criminal Justice Program 3 Year Plan (2018-2019)

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Please note, these requirements are effective the 2016-2017 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.

1. Consult with an advisor on which courses to take to satisfy these areas.

2. These areas can be satisfied by taking a STEM variant.

3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.

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